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Student Employment in Academic Libraries Symposium


The inaugural Student Employment in Academic Libraries Virtual Symposium is coming October 20-21 and we invite you to be a part of our community.

This free symposium seeks to showcase educationally purposeful student employment. We're providing a space for colleagues who care deeply for the growth and success of students to share ideas about student employment, and connect with and learn from other practitioners. Our focus is on approaches to student employment that are compassionate, strive to be inclusive and equitable, and center learners and learning.

We are seeking contributions that involve student employees as more than just subjects of discussion, that are willing to examine failures and difficulties as well as successes, and that recognize supervisors of student employees as learners too, growing with and alongside students.

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit your work for presentation at the symposium by June 24th. We encourage and welcome student employees to present, so please submit!

Proposals are being accepted for 30-minute presentations or digital posters. All presentations and posters will be delivered via Zoom. In 150 words or less, use the form linked below to tell us what you'd like to share about your success, your struggles, your approach, or your progress with:

  • The use of active learning and other pedagogical practices in training and/or student employment generally
  • Student involvement in the design and implementation of training
  • Student involvement in projects, meetings, workflow, and culture
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion in hiring, onboarding, and employment
  • Designing/developing position descriptions
  • Connecting student employment to coursework or classroom learning
  • Learning outcomes and assessment
  • Professional development for student employees
  • Feedback, evaluation, and recognition
  • Other related/relevant topics aligned with the ethos of the symposium